Dave Snowden, Welsh management consultant and knowledge management researcher, understands how we get to understand things.
He understands that we can understand cause and effect — but only in hindsight.
So while we’re playing the game, living our day-to-day life, we can’t fully know why. We don’t know what the game is yet.
We only know the rules.
When we try and piece information together here and there, we still can’t see the full picture. We can only know what we’ve already done, but not what’s ahead.
We don’t get the master plan. What we’re doing doesn’t reflect what we’re going to do.